Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Best Bosses Conference & Celebration - September 20, 2005
Network with award-winning leaders at the Best Bosses Conference & Celebration, presented by Winning Workplaces, a national nonprofit, and FSB: FORTUNE Small Business magazine, at the Mid-America Club, Chicago, September 20, 2005.
MORNING PRECONFERENCE ($50):Winning Workplaces staff will present an in-depth workshop on creating a profitable, people-friendly workplace.
AFTERNOON CONFERENCE ($75): Verne Harnish, founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc., and author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, will speak on "The Workplace Imperative for the Next 10 Years.” The 2004 Best Bosses will lead practical seminars on how to achieve competitive advantage:
§ “Finding, Hiring, and Keeping Topflight Talent”
Brad Nierenberg, President and CEO, RedPeg Marketing
Louis Stanasolovich, CEO and President, Legend Financial Advisors
Moderator: Ellyn Spragins, Editor-at-Large, FORTUNE Small Business
§ “Motivating Employees to Act Like Owners”
Matt Bowen, President and CEO, Aloft Group
Susan Torroella, CEO, Columbia MedCom Group
Moderator: Ed Gubman, Founding Partner, Strategic Talent Solutions and author, The Engaging Leader
§ “Creating Capacity for Organizational Change”
Stephen Baird, President and CEO, Baird & Warner
Georgia Berner, President, Berner International Corporation
Moderator: Pamela Forbes Lieberman, former CEO, True Value Company
§ “Mission and Meaning: What Employees Really Want”
Hapy Mayer, President, Small Dog Electronics
C. David Moody, Jr., President and CEO, C.D. Moody Construction Company
Moderator: Anne Arvia, President and CEO, ShoreBank
EVENING CELEBRATION ($150): NPR’s Scott Simon will be the host. Clyde Prestowitz, founder and president of the Economic Strategy Institute, will speak on how small and midsize business will be affected by the trends outlined in his latest book, Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.
Recipients of the 2005 Best Bosses Award will be announced. These small- and midsize-business leaders were selected by FSB and Winning Workplaces for their innovation in using people-friendly practices to achieve outstanding business results.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION: Call 847-328-9798 or go to www.WinningWorkplaces.org/bestbossesevent .Come for all or part of the day. Save $25 off of individual tickets by purchasing an afternoon-and-evening ticket ($200) or a full-day ticket ($250).
ABOUT WINNING WORKPLACES: Winning Workplaces is a national nonprofit that helps small and midsize enterprises – the cornerstone of the American economy – create great workplaces. Research and practice show that people-friendly workplaces are better for employees, profitability, and society at large. Based in Evanston, Illinois, Winning Workplaces offers expert and affordable consulting, training, and toolkits; the “Best Bosses” recognition program; and a free online newsletter and clearinghouse on best practices for workplaces: www.WinningWorkplaces.org .
ABOUT FORTUNE SMALL BUSINESS: FORTUNE Small Business is edited and published by Time Inc., and is circulated in partnership with American Express. One million small business owners receive the magazine through a special offer, as a benefit of their membership in the American Express OPEN small business network. FSB publishes 10 issues a year, and is available at selected newsstands and bookstores. Each issue provides hard-hitting, informative, inspiring coverage of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy – small business.